Things We Couldn't Explain
by Betsy Tobin
Things We Couldn’t Explain is a comic story of young love, thwarted desire and the slippery nature of faith. It's ideal for readers who have enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars and The Rosie Project.
Some things just can’t be explained. It’s the summer of ’79 and the small town of Jericho, Ohio is awash with mysteries. Anne-Marie is beautiful, blind, virginal – and pregnant. Ethan is the boy next door who would do anything to win her heart.
But when the Virgin Mary starts to appear in the sunset, the town is besieged by zealots, tourists and profiteers. Can love survive amidst the madness?
A comic tale of young love, thwarted desire and the slippery nature of faith…
Author Information: Betsy Tobin is the acclaimed author of four novels: Bone House, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize and winner of a Herodotus Prize in America, The Bounce, Ice Land, and Crimson China, a BBC Radio 4 Book-At-Bedtime and shortlisted for Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. Her books have been published throughout Europe and North America and two have been optioned for feature film. Betsy also writes for stage and radio, and is a past winner of the London Writers' Competition for her short story, Joyride. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now lives in London and Wales with her husband and four children, and teaches writing with Arvon and First Story.